English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Spruce Gill Beck

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Spronesgilbek 1330 Ch
  • Sprouesdale c.1190,c.1200 Pont


v. gil , bekkr . The first element of this name is the same as that found in Sprucedale (Darrington, YWR), Sprouesdale c. 1190, c. 1200 Pont, and must be the OE  name Sprow of which there are three examples before the Conquest.